IH Prague

Prague, Czech Republic

Faced with unprecedented circumstances, and travel restrictions around the globe with coronavirus lockdowns, we are doing our part to protect our staff and students, and the wider community here in the Czech Republic.

So, we are pleased to offer new 100% online CELTAs. This means that you can continue with your career development in a safe environment – your own home! In this Full Time Online CELTA, you'll learn with tutors in a real (virtual) classroom (this is not based on self study of course materials). You’ll also learn extra valuable skills of teaching live in an online classroom.

Prague's timezone is CET — Central European Time (GMT + 2) so bear this in mind when booking your CELTA. 

Search below for courses delivered by the great team in Prague, or read more details about the 100% online CELTA here.

100% Online CELTA details

If you'd prefer to wait and take a face to face CELTA and take the time to explore Prague, keep reading!

IH Prague is large and vibrant school with about 50 English teachers, a large teacher training department, and teachers of German, French, Italian and other languages. It's a very cosmopolitan environment! Training or working within this long established and supportive team will provide a great boost to your career.

A group of 15 Czech English language teachers opened the school in 1988, and we are proud to still be a cooperative, owned by most of the permanent staff. 

IH Prague is conveniently located close to the metro, only 10-minutes’ ride to Wenceslas Square or 20-minutes to Charles Bridge. It is surrounded by a large garden with trees, benches and red squirrels. We also have a library and cafe in an adjoining building. With Prague being such a popular tourist destination, our course participants appreciate being able to live and study in a quiet residential area away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Prague.

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Find a course

Course Type Dates Sort descending Mode Fee
CELTA 09 Nov - 04 Dec 2020
Full Time, fully online
100% Online FT €1.190
Early Bird - €60 discount
DELTA Module 2 11 Dec - 28 May 2021
Part time F2F €1,750

Life in and around Prague

If you would like to visit Prague to do your CELTA, the city is safe, cheap and simply beautiful. There are many historical sites to visit, such as Charles Bridge, the Jewish Quarter or the Prague Castle, which are all only about 20 minutes away from the school with the user-friendly public transport.

However, given how busy the CELTA normally keeps people, you might also appreciate places that will help you relax and that can be reached in about 10 minutes. One of these places is Prague’s largest swimming pool called Podolí with outdoor (and indoor) heated pools. There is also a place called Sauna Spot with a range of hot rooms some with views of the Vltava river! Additionally, there are several parks in the neighbourhood as well as a large forest with lots of walking paths. 

Studying at IH Prague

It's straightforward to get to Prague - since it's such a popular destination! Václav Havel International Airport serves as a hub for Czech Airlines and Smartwings, and is also a base for Ryanair. Prague has very good public transport with buses and a metro. 

The metro station Budejovicka is five-minute walk from the school, which makes the city centre super easy to reach.  Although central, we are in a very pleasant area with lots of trees and green areas.  

Prague school

There are many restaurants and cafés all within a 10-minute walk from the school, including a food court in a shopping mall or a lovely vegan restaurant called Loving Hut. There are three large supermarkets (e.g. Lidl) all within a 10-minute walk from the school. Additionally, there are a couple of local bakeries and a Marks & Spencer café/shop!

To give you an idea of how expensive it is to live in Prague, a kilo of oranges is around €1.40, a Big Mac is around €3.10 and a bottle of beer is around 1.40.

Accommodation 

We have three of our own apartments which students may rent. All three apartments are within a walking distance from the school (or a two-minute bus ride). All of them are in quiet streets and with a garden, so they provide ideal study environment. At the same time, it will only take you about 10 minutes into the city centre or other attractive locations. You will have your own room with a bed, a wardrobe, a desk and a chair. The kitchen and the bathroom are shared and equipped with basic kitchen amenities, including a cooker and a washing machine.

“It was great to stay in the Akcent IH Prague accommodation. Living with other people form the course meant we could help each other with lesson plans in the evenings but we were also able to hang out together socially.” Peter G.

 

If someone prefers to find their own accommodation (or there is no space left in accommodation the school offers), we are happy to give advice in regard to the location to look for, useful web pages or we recommend places where our trainees stayed in the past and had a positive experience with. In Prague the general cost of more budget accommodation starts at 12 Euro per night (hostels, private accommodation, student-shared places).

 

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